How to record a civil marriage

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Lynnarave
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How to record a civil marriage

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Post by Lynnarave »

I went back 5 pages in this forum to still not find an answer to this.
Also, I didn't see an obvious method on edit membership options either, on how to add civil marriage information to 2 ward members.
I have both memberships in my ward and both recently lost a spouse to whom they were sealed to.
garystroble
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Re: How to record a civil marriage

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Hopefully the deaths of both spouses are already recorded. If so, then log into the church web page, go to LCR, then the husband's name, next family, right hand side click on add marriage, fill in the blanks. Adding the marriage to one spouse should add it to the other spouse also especially since they are both in your ward.

In addition, you may need to change the surname of the wife on the first page which comes up when you access her membership, if applicable. Reason would be new marriage. Don't forget to change the preferred surname also if there is a preferred name. Lastly, check the household name on both to make sure it is now correct. You might need to change the household address too of course depending on where they are living now.
Last edited by garystroble on Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
russellhltn
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Re: How to record a civil marriage

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garystroble wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:20 pm Lastly, check the household name on both to make sure it is now correct. You might need to change the household address too of course depending on where they are living now.
But first, I'd check to verify if they're in the same household. I'm not sure if recording the marriage will do that.
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